The Academy searches the world for the most promising pianists, violinists, violists, cellists and chamber ensembles of trios and quartets to become Fellows of its Soloist & Chamber Music Programme, Eight from each solo discipline and two ensembles are selected for three weeks of mentorship and coaching by a faculty that is second to none. A select number of promising young students-in-residence, aged 13 to 15, are also invited to soak up the Festival experience with the aim of inspiring them to apply for full Academy Fellowships in the future. The study and performance of chamber music is fundamental at Verbier. In addition to classes and coachings offered to two pre-formed trios or quartets, all soloists, including students-in-residence, are assigned to chamber music groups and take part in chamber music masterclasses in addition to those in their respective disciplines.
Applications are now closed. The deadline was 27 January 2020.GUIDELINES & APPLY
Candidates were informed of the Academy’s decision 9 March 2020. The names of successful candidates were posted on Wednesday 25 March.
with generous support of:
Mia & Anders Bergendahl
The Tabor Foundation
In its quest for excellence, the Academy has developed collaborations with some of the greatest mentors and coaches. Returning 2020 mentors are marked with an asterix.
Claude Frank †
Lars Anders Tomter
Julian Lloyd Webber